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Student Placements

Every undergraduate course at Southampton Business School gives you the option of taking a year-long placement as part of your degree. This is a valuable opportunity to apply your learning to ‘real world’ situations and develop transferable skills useful for your future career.

By experiencing the pace and culture of industrial practice you'll gain a deeper understanding of the connection between your studies and business, which will help you to shape your future plans.

Our placements team builds connections with employers and provides dedicated support to students. This support, combined with the opportunities offered by the University’s extensive central Careers and Employability Service, will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to succeed in today’s competitive job market.

From the start of your course, the Placements Office delivers a comprehensive programme of placement preparation to ensure you’re ready for success. This programme has been created with input from top employers including Deloitte, BDO, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Some of our students choose to work in large multinationals, while others opt for a year in smaller organisations.

What our students think

Hear about students' experiences of taking a placement year.

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Supported by the Placements Office, our students have recently secured roles with:


Morgan Stanley Xerox Blue Chip Marketing
SAP Fresh Relevance L'Oréal
Nissan The Walt Disney Company
and many more!

Placements Office

Our Placements Office brings together employers and students, creating opportunities for students to gain valuable industrial experience and introducing employers to an enthusiastic, intelligent, and flexible workforce.

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